Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Waiting on Wednesdsay: Ayesha at Last & The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43124133-ayesha-at-last
Ayesha at Last
by Uzma Jalaluddin
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Publication Date: June 4th 2019 by
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 9781984802798

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A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love.

Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.

Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth she realizes about herself. (Goodreads)

You guys.... Does this book sound awesome, or what??
Pride and Prejudice is probably my most favorite book ever,
and I love reading retellings of the book.
This one sounds great, and I'm super excited to finally read it!



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42431386-the-bookish-life-of-nina-hill
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
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Publication Date: July 9th 2019
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780451491879

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"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin

The author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar.

Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own...shell.

The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.

When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all--or mostly all--excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is?

Nina considers her options.
1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.)
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)

It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page. (Goodreads)

Ummmm.... Nina Hill had me at introvert.
She is an introvert... I am an introvert...
:)
I imagine that I am SO going to relate to this story,
and I can't wait to check it out!!


Those are my picks for this week...
**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


2 comments:

  1. Cute picks! Not my kind of read but I hope you positively love them!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I am definitely looking forward to Nina Hill as well! Great picks!

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